The Last Supper by Da Vincci

Leonardo Da Vinci’s depiction of The Last Supper is a realistic painting because it depicts Jesus and his apostles in a realistic setting. The figures in this painting are not seated at the table waiting patiently but it shows an intense conversation between the groups of individuals. The setting of this religious painting is the portrayal of the last supper that Jesus had with his twelve apostles. The Last Supper has been painted by many other artists but Da Vinci’s is said to be the one that has truly captured the realism of people acting as people. Da Vinci’s painting is at the biblical moment when Jesus has announced to his apostles that one among them will betray him. With great surprise given to the apostles at this moment one can see the testament of the apostles in the heat of an argumentative battle.
Da Vinci also uses implied lines in this painting to create the image of a triangle. With Jesus seated at the center of the painting we get the vision of a triangle. Based off of the position of his hands and angle that Jesus’ head there is an indirect image of a pyramid. It also appears that Da Vinci used the method of emphasis by isolation in this painting. With Jesus seated in the middle of the table and the apostles leaning away from him it gives great emphasis on what the main focal point of this picture truly is. I believe that Da Vinci is using this method to show the holiness that Jesus has apart from the apostles seated beside him. In retrospect this shows that Jesus is the apex of the painting.
It is also seen that this painting uses one point lineal perspective. The three walls of the room seem to give a feeling of the depth of the area almost pointing to the main focal point which is Jesus.
One can notice that the apostles seated at the table appear to be grouped in threes. Many have argued the reasoning behind this but some say that Da Vinci cleverly did this to depict the three forms of the Lord. (The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit...